Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Outside, Inside . . . November's charms

 Due to a labour situation on campus (the union for our support staff has set up pickets in a walkout anticipated to last two days, although they're legally in a position to strike for longer), it's an at-home day -- and the weather couldn't be better!
 Outside . . . .
Stormy Weather, the perfect background for

Inside Comforts:
 A favourite slouchy handknit, with angora in its cozy cabled cuddles. . .
 time to putter and play . . .
Unlike dear Jane (Kenyon, with her poignant mix of domestic comforts and anguished anxiety and depression), I'm so content with my "Afternoon in the House" . . . although there are no geraniums here . . .

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  1. That's a wonderful poem. It's lovely, setting the mood, and then a little tweak at the end. That sweater looks just SO very soft. A stormy day, tea, toast, poems to read...sounds just about perfect.

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    1. The tweak gets even better when you check out Roethke's poem . . .

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  2. Oh even with those stormy seas and masses of logs you island view is enviable.
    Love your cozy sweater too. On days like these I wear my cashmere cardigans and scarves but mine are so pedestrian compared to that cable one.
    I like your painting. It's got charm.

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    1. Nothing pedestrian about cashmere. . . I knit this one years ago, so it's got all kinds of memories.
      Thanks re the painting -- my skills are limited, but it's fun!

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  3. That's a lovely poem. I'm struck by the image of the curious geranium. Your view is wonderful, and I know you appreciate the time to unwind a little.

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    1. Isn't it a delight? There's another geranium poem, our own Dorothy Livesay's Bartok and the Geranium. Perhaps you might know it?

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  4. Ooh I love the pictures of your waves!

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  5. Looks like you've got plenty to keep your mind busy at home. Lovely sweater!

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    1. I do indeed -- could happily hide out here for weeks.

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  6. I love sketches of food! Toasty warm inside, gales outside. Lovely.

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    1. Well, mine's a very sketchy sketch, and I'm glad you can tell it's food! ;-)

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  7. Sounds perfect. I like that you photographed the poem instead of typing it out. I feel I'm more receptive to it because it stands out in its original typography.

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    1. Yes! These days when e-books are offering us whatever font they've loaded into the software, it's more important than ever, I think, to pay attention to the poet's and editor's choices in matching word to page.

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